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It might be hard to believe sometimes, but people who conduct job interviews want you to perform well in them. However, while they are rooting for you – they’re also rooting for every other candidate they sit down with. Furthermore, interviewers must take a sink-or-swim approach to their interviewees because if they get the hiring… Read more »

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Since they might be out the door at the drop of a hat, temporary workers unfortunately don’t get the same welcome wagon that permanent hires receive. In fairness, it’s human nature not to get attached to someone who you may never see again, and all too often temporary workers get little more than a handshake… Read more »

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We’ve all heard it before, you only get one chance to make a first impression.  Like it or not, a first impression can end up being the make-or-break factor when it comes to choosing between you and another candidate. That being said, it’s important to dress properly for a manufacturing interview. Most people will say… Read more »

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Job searching while being employed is tricky. However, it’s actually pretty common. According to a recent survey by the staffing company Accountemps, approximately 73 percent of workers don’t have an issue with searching for a new job before leaving their current employer. Workers who look for a new job while still employed have the best… Read more »

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Changing careers is a tough thing to do, but it isn’t impossible! First and foremost, realize the change isn’t going to happen overnight. Once you have embraced the notion it will take some time, draw up a strategy that includes reframing your ‘professional brand,’ a lot of networking and a constant evaluation of your efforts…. Read more »

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Did a dream job become available at your company you’d love to apply for? When throwing your hat in the ring for a job opening at your employer, there’s a good chance you’ll at least get the courtesy of an in-house interview. Your employer may already have a very good sense of your abilities and… Read more »

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Research has shown that about one-third of workers in the U.S. get less than six hours of sleep per night, and the result is chronic fatigue. The decision to go without enough sleep affects a person’s capacity carry out work safely. Tired employees have diminished motor skills and reaction time, which is particularly dangerous for… Read more »

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Job seeking is about more than just applying to jobs you’re qualified for and impressing hiring personnel in the interviews – you also have to make sure any job offer you accept includes a compensation package that meets your needs. Discussing compensation can be nerve-wracking, and you may be concerned about turning off the company… Read more »

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There are times you absolutely have to take any job offer you can get, even when you’re not thrilled about it. But there are also times when you can afford to hold out for something better. If you can afford to say ‘no,’ but aren’t sure if it’s the right move, you need to assess… Read more »

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Whether it was to raise young children, go back to school or the result of getting fired, many people have gaps in their employment history. Fortunately, employment gaps aren’t the death knell they used to be. The Great Recession made sure of that. If you’re currently seeking a job with a sizeable gap in your… Read more »